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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Sep 19, 2020
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Engineering Mechanics Concentration


Engineering Mechanics


Engineering Mechanics involves the study of the action of forces on bodies and the resultant motion and deformation.  Built on physics and mathematics principles, engineering mechanics is the basis of mechanical sciences that underlies mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering, civil engineering and biomechanics.  The curriculum prepares students for engineering practice and electives allow specialization in areas such as structural mechanics, soil mechanics, material science, solid mechanics, biomechanics or dynamics and vibrations. The curriculum culminates with program electives and a two-term Senior Design sequence. Senior Design builds on the knowledge gained in coursework and emphasizes independent and/or team problem solving under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Area of Concentration: Engineering Mechanics Sample Curriculum


Credits: 16


Credits: 15


Credits: 16


Credits: 16


Seventh Term


Credits: 15


Eighth Term


Credits: 15


Total Credits: 127


Upper Level Physics: Physics courses with course numbers > 1000

* at least one senior design course offered by one of the other SSOE engineering programs is required; the second course may be a senior project arranged with a faculty mentor and taken as ENGSCI 1801  or ENGR 1050 - PRODUCT REALIZATION . Students wishing to complete a two-term project with a faculty mentor may request approval for the second term to count as a program elective (ENGSCI 1802 ).